👶Baby Shark!🦈 Looks Just Like an Adult Shark!
Video courtesy of @discovery
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Great Whites are perhaps the most famous apex predator in the ocean today. But even these monarchs of the seas start out as just little babies!
When in their infant years, Great Whites will stay in the safer, shallower waters where there are fewer large animals that can threaten them until they’re bigger! They’ll stay and feed off easier prey, such as small fish and birds, building up their skills as predators until they’re ready to venture out into the deep blue sea!
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A California Sheephead greets me on a dive at Santa Barbara Island, CA
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The coelacanth, diving towards our origins
Known as gombessa in South Africa, the coelacanth is an extremely rare and prehistoric fish living at a depth of over 100 meters and thought to have become extinct 70 million years ago. Portrayed as a "transitional animal" between a backboned fish and the earliest four-legged vertebrate land animals, the coelacanth is one of the most dissected and debated creatures of our time, and yet we knew almost nothing about its way of life. In 2013, with Blancpain's support, @laurentballesta and his team were able to carry out, for the first time, a series of observations and scientific protocols in direct contact with living specimens. This first expedition gave the decisive impetus to what became the Gombessa Project, which has been actively supported by Blancpain over the past 6 years. To date the project has already given rise to four major expeditions dedicated to the study of hitherto inaccessible and dimly understood undersea ecosystems. Find out more on the link in Bio.
Sitting in this weightless world, watching the Jellyfish float all around us made it feel like we were on a different planet🌎 •
Within the 17,000+ islands making up Indonesia there lies a remote lake where 4 types of jellyfish have evolved over thousands of years of isolation from the ocean. Some species were considered deadly but are now all harmless to humans 🤯
Kakaban Lake, Indonesia w/ @brinkleydavies & @indtravel
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